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HF 2276

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/17/2021 11:15am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to game and fish; modifying age-related exemptions for certain licenses;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 97A.451, subdivisions 2, 3; 97A.475,
subdivisions 2, 3, 6, 7, 20; 97B.022, subdivision 2; 97B.601, subdivision 4;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.451, subdivisions 2a, 3b, 5, 6.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.451, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Residentsnew text begin and nonresidentsnew text end under age deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end; fishing.

(a) A residentnew text begin or
nonresident
new text end under the age of deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 18 new text end years may take fish without a license.

(b) A resident new text beginor nonresident new text endunder the age of deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end may net ciscoes and whitefish for
personal consumption without the license required under section 97A.475, subdivision 13.
A residentnew text begin or nonresidentnew text end netting ciscoes and whitefish under this paragraph must follow
all other applicable requirements for netting ciscoes and whitefish for personal consumption.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.451, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Residents and nonresidents under age deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end; small game.

(a) A resident or
nonresident under age deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end may not obtain a small-game license but may take small game
by firearms or bow and arrow without a license if the resident or nonresident is:

(1) age 14new text begin,new text end deleted text beginordeleted text end 15new text begin, 16, or 17new text end and possesses a firearms safety certificate;

(2) age 13, possesses a firearms safety certificate, and is accompanied by a parent or
guardian;

(3) age 13, 14, deleted text beginordeleted text end 15, new text begin16, or 17 new text endand possesses an apprentice-hunter validation as provided
under section 97B.022; or

(4) age 12 or under and is accompanied by a parent or guardian.

(b) A residentnew text begin or nonresidentnew text end under age deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end may take small game, other than wolves,
by trapping without a small-game licensedeleted text begin, but a resident 13 years of age or older must havedeleted text endnew text begin
or
new text end a trapping license. A residentnew text begin or nonresidentnew text end under age deleted text begin13 may trap small game, other
than wolves, without a trapping license, but
deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end may not register fisher, otter, bobcat, or pine
marten unless the residentnew text begin or nonresidentnew text end is at least age five. Any fisher, otter, bobcat, or
pine marten taken by a residentnew text begin or nonresidentnew text end under age five must be included in the limit
of the accompanying parent or guardian.

(c) A resident or nonresident under age 13 must obtain a free turkey license to take
turkey and may take a turkey without a firearms safety certificate if the resident or
nonresident is accompanied by an adult parent or guardian who has a firearms safety
certificate.

(d) A resident under age 13 may apply for a prairie-chicken license and may take a
prairie chicken without a firearms safety certificate if the resident is accompanied by an
adult parent or guardian who has a firearms safety certificate.

new text begin (e) Section 97B.601, subdivisions 3 and 3a, do not apply to nonresidents taking small
game under this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Resident hunting.

Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents
only, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over and under age 65 to take small game, $15.50;

(2) for persons age 65 or over, $7 to take small game;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $26;

(4) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, $34;

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $34;

(7) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, $34;

(8) to take moose, for a party of not more than six persons, $356;

(9) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $44;

(10) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, $287;

(11) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

(12) to take prairie chickens, $23;

(13) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during the
regular firearms season, $5;

(14) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

(15) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by muzzleloader during
the muzzleloader season, $5;

(16) for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee;

(17) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take bear, $5;

(18) for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $19, of which an amount equal to one-half of the fee for the
migratory-waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of
the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the
pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half
of the small-game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited in the wildlife acquisition
account;

deleted text begin (19) for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take small game, $5;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (20)deleted text endnew text begin (19)new text end to take wolf, $30;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end for persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text endnew text begin (22)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee; and

deleted text begin (24)deleted text endnew text begin (23)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the
muzzleloader season, no fee.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Nonresident hunting.

(a) Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to
nonresidents, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over to take small game, $90.50;

(2) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, $180;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $180;

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, $180;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $225;

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $91;

(7) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

(8) to take raccoon or bobcat, $178;

(9) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

(10) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during the
regular firearms season in any open season option or time period, $5;

(11) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

(12) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer during the muzzleloader
season, $5;

(13) for persons age 13 or over and under 18 to take bear, $5;

(14) for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $75, of which an amount equal to one-half of the fee for the
migratory-waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of
the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the
pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half
of the small-game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited into the wildlife
acquisition account;

deleted text begin (15) for persons age 16 or 17 to take small game, $5;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin(15) new text endto take wolf, $250;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin(16) new text endfor persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin(17) new text endfor persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text end new text begin(18) new text endfor persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text end new text begin(19) new text endfor persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the
muzzleloader season, no fee; and

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin(20) new text endfor persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee.

(b) A $5 surcharge shall be added to nonresident hunting licenses issued under paragraph
(a), clauses (1) to (6) and (8). An additional commission may not be assessed on this
surcharge.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Resident fishing.

Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents only,
are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling, $25;

(2) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling, for a combined license for a married
couple, $40;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by spearing from a dark house, $6, and the
person must possess an angling license;

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for a 24-hour period selected by
the licensee, $12;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $14;new text begin and
new text end

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for three consecutive years, $71deleted text begin;
and
deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (7) for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take fish by angling, $5.
deleted text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Nonresident fishing.

(a) Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to
nonresidents, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling, $46;

(2) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling limited to seven consecutive days
selected by the licensee, $38;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $31;

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for a combined license for a family
for one or both parents and dependent children under the age of 16, $63;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by angling for a 24-hour period selected by
the licensee, $14;

(6) to take fish by angling for a combined license for a married couple, limited to 14
consecutive days selected by one of the licensees, $49;new text begin and
new text end

(7) for persons age 18 or over to take fish by spearing from a dark house, $12, and the
person must possess an angling licensedeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (8) for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take fish by angling, $5.
deleted text end

(b) A $5 surcharge shall be added to all nonresident fishing licenses, except licenses
issued under paragraph (a), clauses (5) and (8). An additional commission may not be
assessed on this surcharge.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Trapping licenses.

(a) The fee for a license to trap fur-bearing animals, other
than wolves, is:

deleted text begin (1) for residents over age 13 and under age 18, $5;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end for residents age 18 or over and under age 65, $23;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end for residents age 65 or over, $11.50; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end for nonresidents, $84.

(b) The fee for a license to trap wolves is $30, to be issued to residents only.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.022, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Requirements.

(a) A resident or nonresident born after December 31, 1979,
who is age 12 or over and who does not possess a hunter education firearms safety certificate
may be issued an apprentice-hunter validation. An apprentice-hunter validation may be
purchased two license years in a lifetime and used to obtain hunting licenses during the
same license year that the validation is purchased.

(b) An individual in possession of an apprentice-hunter validation may hunt small gamedeleted text begin,deleted text end
new text begin and antlerless new text enddeerdeleted text begin, and beardeleted text end only when accompanied by an adult who has a valid license
to hunt the same species of game in Minnesota and whose license was not obtained using
an apprentice-hunter validation.

new text begin (c) An individual in possession of an apprentice-hunter validation may hunt deer, other
than antlerless deer, and bear only when accompanied by a resident adult who has a valid
license to hunt the same species of game in Minnesota and whose license was not obtained
using an apprentice-hunter validation.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endWhen an individual in possession of an apprentice-hunter validation is hunting
turkey or prairie chicken under paragraph (b), the accompanying adult may be licensed for
another permit area or time period but must be licensed for the same season as the apprentice
hunter. If the accompanying adult is not licensed for the same permit area or time period
as the apprentice hunter, the accompanying adult may not shoot or possess a firearm or bow
while accompanying the apprentice hunter under this paragraph.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endAn apprentice-hunter-validation holder must obtain all required licenses and
stamps.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.601, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Exception to license requirements.

(a) A resident new text beginor nonresident new text endunder age
deleted text begin 16deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end may take small game, other than wolves, deleted text beginwithout a small-game license, and a resident
under age 13 may
deleted text end new text beginand new text endtrap small game and fur-bearing animals, other than wolves, deleted text beginwithout
a trapping license,
deleted text end as provided in section 97A.451, subdivision 3.

(b) A person may take small game, other than wolves, without a small-game license on
land occupied by the person as a principal residence.

(c) An owner or occupant may take certain small game causing damage without a
small-game or trapping license as provided in section 97B.655.

(d) A person may use dogs to pursue and tree raccoons under section 97B.621, subdivision
2
, during the closed season without a license.

(e) A person may take a wolf, turkey, or prairie chicken without a small-game license.

Sec. 10. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.451, subdivisions 2a, 3b, 5, and 6, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 21-03326

97A.451 LICENSE REQUIREMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS RELATING TO AGE.

Subd. 2a.

Residents age 16 or 17; spearing.

Residents age 16 or over and under age 18 may take fish by spearing without a spearing license but must possess a fishing license under section 97A.475, subdivision 6, clause (7).

Subd. 3b.

Nonresidents age 16 or over and under age 18; small game.

A nonresident age 16 or over and under age 18 may take small game by firearms or archery and may obtain a small-game license at the youth fee under section 97A.475, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (15), if the nonresident possesses a firearms safety certificate or an apprentice-hunter validation as provided under section 97B.022.

Subd. 5.

Nonresident youth; angling.

(a) A nonresident under age 16 may:

(1) take fish by angling without a license if a parent or guardian has a fishing license. Fish taken by a nonresident under age 16 without a license must be included in the limit of the parent or guardian;

(2) purchase a youth fishing license under section 97A.475, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), clause (8), and possess a limit of fish; or

(3) be included under a nonresident family angling license and possess a limit of fish.

(b) A nonresident age 16 or over and under age 18 must purchase a youth license to angle under section 97A.475, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), clause (8).

(c) Nonresidents age 16 or over and under age 18 may take fish by spearing without a spearing license but must possess a fishing license under section 97A.475, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), clause (8).

(d) Nonresidents under age 16 may take fish by spearing without a spearing or angling license.

(e) Limits for fish taken by spearing must comply with one of the options listed under paragraph (a).

Subd. 6.

Nonresidents under age 16 attending camps; fishing.

A nonresident under the age of 16 that is attending a camp conducted by a nonprofit organization may take fish by angling in adjacent and connected public waters without a license. The organization must have a certificate from the commissioner that describes the public waters where the fishing is allowed. The nonresident must possess a document, prescribed by the commissioner, for identification of the nonresident and the authorized fishing waters. The document must be signed and dated within the current calendar year by the person in charge of the camp.